Norwegian Ambassador at Cyber City to support victims of Syrian crisis
Last updated: 27/06/2012 //
Following up the Norwegian government’s commitment to help victims of the Syrian crisis, the Norwegian Ambassador Petter Ølberg recently paid a visit to Cyber City which houses 500 displaced Syrians. 27,000 individual Syrians have now registered with UNHCR in Jordan, corresponding to approximately 10,000 households.
The Norwegian government recently announced that Norway will grant an additional 50 million NOK (approx 8.5 million USD) in humanitarian aid to victims of the Syrian crisis, implying a total support of 120 million NOK (approx 20 million USD). The Syrians have tended to flee in rush and local aid organisations thus estimate that 30,000 are in acute need of food, clothes and shelter.
Cyber City houses 500 individuals, pending bail-out by Jordanian families. The Embassy visit was organized by UN Population Fund (UNFPA), one of the main partners of the Syria Regional Refugee Response. Assistant UNFPA Representative Muna Idris and Emergency RH coordinator Kristin Næss-Andresen, seconded from the Norwegian Refugee Council, informed of good cooperation with their local partner JHAS within health, hygiene and family planning services.